Pismo State Beach, Oceano

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Pismo State Beach is a beach on the Pacific coast in the U.S. state of California. It is approximately 17 miles long and fronts the towns of Pismo Beach, Grover Beach, and Oceano in San Luis Obispo County, California. It is managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation.
The area includes beach and dunes.
The beach offers many attractions such as camping, hiking, swimming, surfing, fishing, and is home to the famous Pismo clam. It is a popular place to bird watch and is the largest over-wintering colony of monarch butterflies in the U.S.
The beach is home to many forms of marine life, such as abalone, anemones, crabs, kelp, and sea urchins. Several types of birds also live at the beach, such as the brown pelican, great blue heron, ivory gull, and other species. Our Oceano journey maker website makes visiting Pismo State Beach and other Oceano attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The remodel of the pier area was absolutely great. New area for kids was really nice. The way the bricks were laid to make it seem as if your walking on waves was awesome. The new restrooms are a big....  more
    The remodel of the pier area was absolutely great. New area for kids was really nice. The way the bricks were laid to make it seem as if your walking on waves was awesome. The new restrooms are a big....  more »
  • We were visiting the Butterfly Sanctuary and walked along the boardwalks to Pismo State Beach in Oceano. Lovely beach where you can actually drive your car on to the sand! 
    We were visiting the Butterfly Sanctuary and walked along the boardwalks to Pismo State Beach in Oceano. Lovely beach where you can actually drive your car on to the sand!  more »
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  • Very beautiful, 2-3 parks nearby. Beautiful waters, many gift shops. The police & people there are nice. Beautiful weather.
  • Oh my! This place is amazing. I love this place, it’s soo nice! There’s not a lot of people when we went there which is great! Would love to come back and stay there, we were just passing by. The people there were friendly, talked to some locals and I’m jealous they are living in a paradise.

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